KANEKO-UNO LIBRARY



LOCATION: OMAHA, NEBRASKA

DATE: 2008

PROGRAM: CLASSROOM LIBRARY

SIZE: 3000 SF



A place that offers a research scientist, a business leader, a teacher, a visual artist or an aspiring student an opportunity to tap into something they might not find in their daily environment. The KANEKO-UNO Library will focus its attention on stimulating creativity, on what will help people widen their view and open their sights.

In the library, solid walls and glass alternate to create a feeling of openness and light. There are few right angles and the space though not large has secluded areas where large interactive screens provide access to databases, video conferencing and distance learning. Bookshelves line the far wall, but don't break up the space. A large asymmetrical conference table will provide a suitable place for meetings, discussions and workshops.

CLIENT: Jun Kaneko/Ree Schonlau and University of Nebraska, Omaha

DESIGN TEAM: Mark Mack, Matt Bean

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT: Bill Stott (The Architectural Offices, Omaha)

BUILDER: Kiewit Building Group

PHOTOGRAPHER: Takashi Hatakeyama





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DIGITAL LOUNGE

DIGITAL LOUNGE

DIGITAL LOUNGE

CLASSROOM LIBRARY

FLOOR PLAN

FLOOR PLAN

FLOOR PLAN

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CONCEPT WATERCOLOR

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ENTRY AREA

CLASSROOM LIBRARY

CLASSROOM LIBRARY

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